Developer: Time Slip Softworks
What type of game is it?
Isometric Turn-Based Strategy
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
Fight back against the factions that have taken control of the city, and now wreak havoc and cause the denizens to hide away in fear. Observe, isolate, and ambush enemies in order to win battles against the odd, each little step bringing the city closer to liberation.
What do we like most about it?
A massive amount of care has gone into the game. Fom the carefully timed animations to the bespoke stats and skills system, it all shows off a massive amount of effort and planning that has led to the game’s current state.
While I’m not a fan of games that pit you as the more powerful, but outnumbered, group of fighters. The fact that Vigilantes has had so much care put into it, and that -outside the surveillance mode- the game is focused almost entirely on the combat sequences bodes well for a level of balance rarely seen in games of this ilk.
For those interested there’s a link to an available demo up on the game’s greenlight page, and it’s currently on Kickstarter to expedite the rest of the development process.
When’s it due?
Vigilantes is currently pencilled for a May 2017 release on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.